The 9/11 Story That Got Away

In 2001, an anonymous White House source leaked top-secret NSA intelligence to reporter Judith Miller that Al Qaida was planning a major attack on the United States. But the story never made it into the paper.

Disclosure: one of the authors, Rory O'Connor, is Editorial Director for NewsTrust. Full Story »

Posted by David Fox
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Posted by: Posted by David Fox - May 18, 2006 - 5:37 PM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - May 20, 2006 - 11:20 PM PDT

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 1, 2008

Insightful report that raises important questions by connecting the dots on a number of related topics: 9/11, Al Qaida, the CIA leak, the secret Able Danger program, and to top it all off, an exclusive interview with NY Times reporter Judith Miller. While the story is largely based on anonymous or secondary sources, it sheds some light on this troubling subject. Disclosure: one of the authors, Rory O'Connor, is Editorial Director for NewsTrust.

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David Fox
4.0
by David Fox - Oct. 1, 2008

A good "what if" story -- would anything have been different of the NY TImes had published an early story about a possible 9/11 attack? Good to hear Judy Miller's recall on this. I miss hearing more speculation on what might have happened if the story had been published

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Larry Boozer
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by Larry Boozer - Oct. 1, 2008

Judith Miller is a self serving liar. The article lets her show herself for what she is.

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Richard M. Mathews
3.0
by Richard M. Mathews - Oct. 1, 2008

While called an "interview with Judith Miller," this is mostly a long narrative by Miller with a few other things thrown in. Being presented as a narrative rather than an interview, there is no questioning of anything Miller says. I would have liked to ask, for example, how she could be surprised that al Qaeda would attack in the US when she knew they had tried bombing the WTC before and that they had been caught bringing explosives into the country to bomb LAX. I am always skeptical of the newsworthiness when reporters interview reporters, but Miller definitely has become part of this story. Her perspective is interesting, but it has its own bias.

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